Forget the Sequel. Warner Bros. is Remaking Point Break

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Keanu Reeves and Patrick Swayze in Point Break (1991) Movie Image

“Point Break” was supposed to get a sequel, but the last we heard about that was a few years ago, when news had the sequel being officially dead. I guess there was a reason for that — instead of a sequel, Warner Bros. will reboot the film for a new generation desperately in search of a cool, Zen bank-robbing badass and his slow-talking FBI undercover agent-turned-surfing bud.

In a press release, Alcon Entertainment announces that Kurt Wimmer, of “Equilibrium” fame (and “Ultraviolet” infamy) will write the script. As for the plot, it follows the original, though instead of the world of surfer brahs, the remake will instead take place in “the world of international extreme sports”, with, once again, an undercover FBI agent infiltrating a criminal ring that exists within said world of international extreme sportage. (For those who have never seen “Point Break”, maybe you’ve seen the first “The Fast and the Furious”? “Furious” was basically a remake of “Point Break”, minus the surfing.)

The 1991 original was directed by Katheryn Bigelow (“The Hurt Locker”), and starred Keanu Reeves as the improbably named Johnny Utah, a boring FBI agent whose life changes when he’s assigned to infiltrate a gang of surfers by day and bank robbers by night led by Patrick Swayze. The kooky Gary Busey played Reeves’ kooky partner in the movie.

Maybe they can get Paul Walker to play the Utah character in the remake. I’ve always thought that Walker was essentially a dead ringer for Reeves in “The Fast and the Furious”, so it would be like coming full circle.

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  • http://www.grifiti.com Tin Hoang

    Well that sucks. There was so much room for a sequel. Perfect movie for Justin Lin to do.

    • http://www.beyondhollywood.com/ Nix

      You and your totally unhealthy Justin Lin fixation.

      • http://www.grifiti.com Tin Hoang

        Lol. I cant stand Justin Lin, but I know you couldn’t resist coming out of the wood works when Justin Lin gets mentioned.

        • http://www.beyondhollywood.com/ Nix

          Nice try. I know you have a poster of Justin Lin on your wall.

          • http://www.grifiti.com Tin Hoang

            You know it. He’s right there with Megaton and McG.

  • tripur

    I wonder if they can get anthony keides to shoot himself in the foot again.

    • http://www.grifiti.com Tin Hoang

      Was it just Keides or the entire chili peppers in that movie?

      • Juggernaut

        Just Keidaes. Flea was in the Back To The Future movies and the wto of them were in The Chase with Charlie Sheen and Kristy Swanson!

  • DrSftpork

    Ifor Reeves, Owen Wilson for Swayze, and Tom Arnold for Busey. Will Ferrel can shoot himself in the foot, and do his trademark “my one bottom tooth is crooked” scream, and Vince Vaughn can just be an asshole. Insert a cameo by Snoop Dogg, and have Kevin James play a fat cop.

    Why I am not being paid way too much money for this I will never understand, because SOMEONE…SOMEWHERE just got paid way too much money to pitch EXACTLY THIS IDEA to some studio.

    • DrSftpork

      Sorry, haha, that should have read-

      “If they’re going to bastardize this anyway, they should do it Starsky and Hutch style, with Ben Stiller for Reeves, Owen Wilson for Swayze, and Tom Arnold for Busey. Will Ferrel can shoot himself in the foot, and do his trademark “my one bottom tooth is crooked” scream, and Vince Vaughn can just be an asshole. Insert a cameo by Snoop Dogg, and have Kevin James play a fat cop.

      Why I am not being paid way too much money for this I will never understand, because SOMEONE…SOMEWHERE just got paid way too much money to pitch EXACTLY THIS IDEA to some studio.”

      SOOOORRRRYYYYYYY

  • http://twitter.com/Terminator2366 Bad Zack

    why are we remaking everything — !!!

    • http://www.originalgeekspodcast.com/ Dedpool

      Such is the way of Hollywood!

  • http://www.originalgeekspodcast.com/ Dedpool

    My friend said it best “they’ll probably cast Bradley Cooper and some Twilight schmuck.” LOL Personally I can see Cooper in the Swayze role. He also said Charlie Sheen for Busy”s role. And didn’t they already remake this? That’s right it was called “The Fast and The Furious”.

    • http://www.grifiti.com Tin Hoang

      Hence the Justin Lin recommendation!

      • http://www.originalgeekspodcast.com/ Dedpool

        I was talking about the original. Personally I wouldn’t mind seeing F. Gary Gray on this.
        Sent on the go!

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      • http://www.originalgeekspodcast.com/ Dedpool

        I was talking about the original. Personally I wouldn’t mind seeing F. Gary Gray on this.
        Sent on the go!

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  • Juggernaut

    They’ll never match the awesomeness of the first movie but, here are my choices for a new cast

    Phillip Winchester (The Patriot, Camelot) as Bodhi
    Tyler Hoechlin (Hall Pass, Teen Wolf as Johnny Utah
    Alexandra Daddario (Bereavment, White Collar) as Tyler Endicott
    Bruce Campbell (Evil Dead, Burn Notice) as Angelo Pappas

    • http://www.grifiti.com Tin Hoang

      Only person I know is Bruce Campbell. This would never work.

      • Juggernaut

        I guess you’re right. As for looks though, they are spot on. Bradley Cooper and some Twilight shmuck it is!!!

        • http://www.grifiti.com Tin Hoang

          I’d rather have Cooper than Russel Brand as Bodhi!!

        • http://www.grifiti.com Tin Hoang

          I’d rather have Cooper than Russel Brand as Bodhi!!